Redevelopment of an old residential building is the quickest and manageable solution for the land shortage in Mumbai and other metro cities. The subject of redevelopment has now assumed great significance because, in Mumbai, the majority of the buildings owned by co-operative societies and landlords are quite old and need immediate replanning.
Redevelopment is the process of demolishing existing old property and reconstructing it by appointing a good & competent developer who can construct project and handover new premises to the old members/tenants with some additional amenities/benefits and make profit by utilizing balance plot potential by constructing additional homes, office or shops as per approval from the authority.
Living in harmony with nature has always been the practical necessity of people all over the world. Harmony (Vastu) and beauty (Architecture) literally plays a significant theme while taking a buying decision for the new home or business place.
Buying a property can be one of the biggest decisions of life. Whether a person buys a home or a business location, it is immensely valuable for him to know the vibrations of the house he is buying. Buyer will focus on the properties, the ones that will bring him tranquility, beneficial energy, abundance, and good prosperity. The primary purpose of vastu is to build with the flow of the land. This means development maintains and follows the natural environment. Studies indicate that the use of this principle increases comfort, lowers costs, and reduces the need for artificial cooling.
In the case of redevelopment, Vastu recommends that where the natural world has been destroyed, it should be restored. Also, the builder should consider the large plantation, more open space and better ventilation for the new structure.
Besides the key features of the project, vastu also plays an important role in speedy progress and success of the redevelopment of the society. We have observed many cases of new/ redevelopment projects getting delayed or abandoned in spite of the developers best effort.
Some of the basic placement from the vastu point of view affecting the site are listed below:-
1. Underground water tank located towards the Southwest or Southeast.
2. Access to the plot from the south-west.
3. The reverse slope of the plot from north to South.
4. The irregular shape of the plot with a cut at northeast or south-west
5. The reverse flow of water.
Above are the few examples we found responsible for the slower progress of the project.
For property developers not only vastu can be a valuable selling point, but it can also help to improve your customer’s satisfaction with your construction. Most people prefer to buy a home that has been designed as per vastu. Hence many builders try to implement at least basic principles in their layout. They try to avoid creating negative zones. Sometimes vastu principles limit the scope of the design, but 60 to 70% of the vastu is also okay with most of the buyers. However, later the owner if desires for some alterations within his/her own house can make the same without disturbing the main structure.
A good layout can easily have the following basic features of Vastu without any significant compromise in the building elevation plan.
1. Location of water body- Underground Water Tank